Employment and Social Issues
Life in Europe continues to be formed by financial, economic, social, and employment crises. These realities affect many people and households in Europe, including the people who make up CEC Member Churches.
CEC monitors European policies meant to overcome these crises. We also reflect on how our experience and theological traditions can contribute to a socially inclusive and sustainable European policy. Most CEC work in this area is carried out through the Church Action on Labour and Life (CALL) Network. For more information, please visit the CALL webpage. We also cooperate with ecumenical partners, including Eurodiaconia.
For more information on our work in this area, please email Rev. Frank-Dieter Fischbach.
19 Jan, 2010
CSC (now merged with CEC) has developed this contribution of the European churches for the European Year 2010.
1 Jan, 2010
The Church and Society Commission (now merged with CEC) has developed this contribution of the European churches for the Consultation of the European Commission on the new "EU 2020" strategy.
6 May, 2009
On 28-30 April 2009 representatives of European churches met in Brussels and Mechelen (Belgium) at a conference on “Shaping European economic and social policies in times of uncertainty”. The conference was organised by the Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (now merged with CEC).
29 Apr, 2009
Shaping European Economic and Social Policies in Times of Uncertainty: On 29 April 2009 representatives of the European churches met in the European Parliament with representatives of the European institutions to discuss EU economic and social policies in the ongoing economic crisis.
27 Feb, 2008
The Church and Society Commission (now merged with CEC) and the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe have responded to the European Commission consultation on modernising social protection for greater social justice and economic cohesion.
15 Feb, 2008
The Church and Society Commission of the Conference of European Churches (now merged with CEC), the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and of Eurodiaconia have responded to the Consultation Paper from the Bureau of European Policy Advisers on “Europe’s Social Reality” and the Communication “Towards a new social vision”.
27 Jan, 2008
European churches are pleading for a re-integration of Sunday as a weekly rest day in the revised EU Working Time Directive, which is at the moment being discussed in the European Parliament.